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This blog is to highlight the unjust persecution of legitimate non-TV users at the hands of TV Licensing. These people do not require a licence and are entitled to live without the unnecessary stress and inconvenience caused by TV Licensing's correspondence and employees.

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Tuesday, 25 July 2017

BBC Journalist Caught With Kiddy Porn

Pervert Lloyd Watson, 33, of Bishops Park Road in Gateshead, worked at the Corporation's studios on Barrack Road, Newcastle.

Newcastle Crown Court heard that the deviant's computer contained 26 video and 10 image files showing children suffering horrific sexual abuse. They also uncovered a file called "confessions.text" in which Watson denied doing anything wrong.

The document started: "I start by saying, let me explain, I have done nothing wrong.

"Damage has been done. It's the people who made the material that should be hunted down. They're the ones putting these kids through this.

"I'm not condoning it, nor am I helping it".

Watson pleaded guilty to three counts of making indecent images of children, some of which he had retrieved from the so-called "dark web".

Judge Amanda Rippon branded him "grotesque" as she handed down a sentence of nine months imprisonment, suspended for two years.

The Judge said: "Every single child you have watched being abused on a film you have personally abused by watching it.

"Their humiliation is completed because you have watched it and gained whatever sexual gratification you have got from it. You have abused them personally, if not from contact, you have abused them by watching it."

In addition to his suspended prison sentence, Watson will appear on the Sex Offenders' Register for 10 years and will be subject to a Sexual Harm Prevention Order for 15 years.

A BBC statement said: "He will no longer be working for the BBC.

"His crimes are entirely unrelated to his work for us."

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Monday, 24 July 2017

BBC Producer in Road Rage Bust Up

An experienced BBC producer has been filmed engaging in an aggressive road rage incident.

Wildlife producer and director Fergus Beeley, who has worked for the BBC since 1989, was filmed launching a tirade of abuse at a family on the M27 near Southampton Airport.

Simon Gale, 33, was driving his family to Portsmouth when their vehicle was involved in a minor collision. Both damaged vehicles pulled off the motorway into a supermarket car park and then Beeley's vehicle, which had not been involved in the collision, pulled up behind.

Footage of the incident shows Beeley, 54, getting rather irate at the Gale family. He approached the front passenger side, where Simon was sat, and called the family "wankers". He also branded Simon's partner Louise Small, who was sat in the drivers seat, an "old slut". Throughout the exchange Simon and Louise's 14-year-old son and his grandmother were sat in the rear of the vehicle.

At one point Beeley, who lives in the Glocestershire village of Badminton, was seen to grab Simon's arms and scream "You're under a citizen's arrest. Put your hands on the car and get ready to die."

We would encourage you to watch the video to see Beeley's behaviour during the rest of the incident. Notice that the Gale family remained fairly passive as the BBC man screamed into Simon's face and shoved him around.

The police arrived at the scene shortly afterwards. Both men made allegations of assault against the other, but neither wanted to pursue the matter.

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Sunday, 23 July 2017

TV Licence Overview 2016

TV licence campaigner Caroline Lévesque-Bartlett has just published a very informative article containing TV licence statistics for 2016.

We would encourage you to pop across to Caroline's website to read her words in full, but we have summarised some of the key points below:
  • In 2016 Capita TV Licensing, the BBC contractor responsible for enforcing the TV licence fee, started prosecution proceedings against 184,895 people across the UK.
  • Of the 184,895 Capita TV Licensing started proceedings against, a penalty was imposed by the courts in 163,280 cases, including:
    • 140,765 convictions in England;
    • 10,932 convictions in Wales;
    • 7,939 disposals in Scotland (mainly by way of fiscal fines);
    • 3,644 convictions in Northern Ireland.
  • In total there were 21,312 cases where Capita TV Licensing, for whatever reason, failed to secure a conviction.
  • The average fine imposed for TV licence evasion was as follows:
    • £188 in England;
    • £123 in Wales;
    • £96 in Scotland;
    • £86 in Northern Ireland.
  • The maximum fine for TV licence evasion is £1,000, but fines are rarely anywhere near that value as you can see from the averages above. A person cannot be imprisoned for TV licence evasion, but they can be for defaulting on their TV licence fines:
    • In England & Wales there were 29 people imprisoned for defaulting on TV licence fines, of which 12 were female and 17 were male. The average length of imprisonment was 21 days.
    • In Scotland no-one was imprisoned for defaulting on TV licence fines.
    • In Northern Ireland there were 61 people imprisoned for defaulting on TV licence fines, of which 32 were female and 29 were male. The average length of imprisonment was 7.8 days.
  • The area with the largest number of Capita TV Licensing prosecutions and convictions was Cleveland, which coincidentally (or not) is in the 10% most deprived areas of the UK. We have previously discussed, at quite some length, some of the underhand tactics used by TV Licensing goons in that particular neck of the woods.
You will find much more information and commentary in Caroline's original article.

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